Farm Ireland

Monday 23 April 2018

Grazing farms in the west

Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

A guide price of €5,500/ac is being quoted for a 122ac farm between Strokestown and Rooskey, Co Roscommon.

Located at Glen and Tully, Kilglass, the property is in a scenic area overlooking Kilglass Lake. Made up almost entirely of grazing ground, the land also has planting potential.

There are no buildings of any note with the farm which can be offered in three lots, with a portion of c.57ac at Graffogue, Scramogue including 5ac of bog being offered as one lot and a 63ac parcel at Tully, Kilglass as another. A 1.5ac site with great views but without planning at Glen, Kilglass forms a third lot.

An item included in the sale and attracting some considerable interest is an old tractor that, according to Paul Lafferty of estate agents John Clery and Sons, will take more than a set of jump-leads to get moving.

The transaction is jointly handled by Mr Lafferty and Thomas J Cox of Strokestown and the property will be sold by auction at The Percy French, Strokestown at 3pm tomorrow, April 15.

Moycullen sale

Moving further west and across the Corrib, a 102ac farm of mountain land located between Roscahill and Moycullen is on the market with a guide price of €140,000 or less than €1,400/ac.

Located at Knockranny, the land is 4.8km south of the Clifden road and half way between Moycullen and Roscahill. It is described by Paddy Flynn of Galway Real Estate as all in one block and made up of rough grazing suitable for cattle and renowned for a capacity to fatten.

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The entire perimeter is being re-fenced and Mr Flynn says it will make a secure and extensive run for livestock, with water provided by a stream that runs through the holding.

The farm comes with 41 entitlements and is located in an SAC, offering a real option for someone interested in organic cattle farming. The property is for sale by private treaty.

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